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Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Murphy is sentenced
A Cocke County woman has been sentenced to a 13 year prison term and ordered to pay a $4,450 fine in connection with a number of drug-related offenses. Kasey Murphy, 24, Virginia Street, Newport was sentenced Monday in Cocke County Criminal Court by Judge James Gass. The defendant was charged with possession of Methamphetamine With Intent To Sell And Deliver(Over .5 Grams), Possession Of Drug Paraphernalia, two counts each of Child Abuse And Neglect (under the age of 6) and Cruelty To Animals. Murphy's children, aged one and three, were found walking in the street on Dec. 13, 2016, by Newport Captain Amy Gentry. Passing motorists said the boys tried to get into their car when they stopped to check on the welfare of the children. Murphy was found in her home. Upon further investigation, the officers found a malnourished and severely neglected dog chained up outside the home. Then while on bond the defendant was found to be in possession of a drug ledger, methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. Murphy again made bond but was later arrested after she was found in possession of needles, scales and baggies. Following the sentencing, the defendant was taken into custody on new pending charges of Aggravated Burglary and Theft.

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